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‘The Invitation’ this year’s cheap, late-summer gem

8/10 The Invitation is exactly the kind of easily skippable highlight that rewards me for trying to see everything I can.   When newly orphaned Evie Jackson (Nathalie Emmanuel) discovers a second cousin Oliver Alexander (Hugh Skinner) on an ancestry … Continue reading

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‘Bullet Train’ brings up the smooth caboose of summer 2022

8/10 Bullet Train is an exclusive after-party of a movie, an after-dinner engagement for viewers with refined taste. It fails to be the riotous laugh-out-loud comedy it shoots for, but its camerawork, lighting, constant action, stellar costumes and disciplined story … Continue reading

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‘Vengeance’ searches for the Deep South, finds West Texas

8/10 Night, West Texas, red solo cups litter the ground. A young woman is dragged away from a party to die, witnessed only by natural gas wells churning silently in the desert. Two thousand miles away, Old Glory catches on … Continue reading

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Brief notes on ‘DC League of Super-pets’

There’s no more palpable bromance in Hollywood right now than the one between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Their electricity is palpable and joyous, and the Jumanji co-stars seem to have endeavored to work together more as time has gone … Continue reading

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Improve your life with ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’

10/10 Sometimes, a fresh pair of eyes is all it takes. After his marriage dissolves, documentarian Dean Fleischer Camp (himself. Camp also writes, directs, edits and produces) moves into an Airbnb, but discovers it is already inhabited by Marcel (Jenny … Continue reading

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